It is easily reached from the A39 and has a popular beach called Welcombe Mouth, which is a challenge to get to but worth it. Its parish church is one of only four ancient dedications to Saint Nectan. Welcombe comprises several smaller communities including Welcombe Cross, Darracot, Upcott and Mead. There is a local pottery, pub, The Old Smithy Inn and village stores. There are two small campsites in the area and the South West Coast Path offers stunning views to Lundy.